Winter Newsletter

Dear Parkshore Residents,

I believe winter has arrived and I feel very fortunate that we did not get the snow accumulation that other places did. It is that time of year to have our annual meeting. The meeting will be held at the Orange Township hall on Saturday February 6th at 10 am. There will be open trustee positions and, if you are interested, please email one of the current trustees with a letter of intention. Our dues will again remain at $125.00 and will be mailed out from the management company. The payment will be due by March 1 to avoid any late fee. Please mail all payments directly to:

P.O Box 431
Lewis Center, OH

Frances Catanese

Fall Newsletter

Dear Parkshore Residents ,
I think we can officially say goodbye to the short summer as fall is definitely here.

Parkshore will again have a hayride sponsored by Jeanne and Mike Chiappi on Saturday October 24 from 11am–2pm. Children and adults are welcome to dress in their costumes and the tractor will be around to pick you up. The tractor cannot travel on Lewis Center Road so if you live on Spinnaker please drive over to any street and we will pick you up and take you to the Chiappi home on Highgate Place for cider and cookies.

Orange Township has scheduled Trick or Treat for Thursday October 29th from 6-8pm. Please use extra caution when driving as the kids will be very excited and running from house to house.

Parkshore will again partner with Hidden Springs Irrigation to offer a group discount for winterization and aeration. Winterization and Aeration will be $55 for each service. The aeration price is calculated on an average size lot of 7500 square feet. If you have a corner lot you will need to get pricing individually.

Our group winterization shut off date is Saturday October 17.

Please follow this link to sign up. You will need to include your name, address, phone number and which services you are interested in. If you are doing aeration only you will need to pre-pay as they will return another day to aerate and you will not need to be home for that to be done. Invisible Dog fences must be marked as Hidden Springs Irrigation will not be responsible for any cut lines that are not marked. If you are available during the week and you would like to avoid waiting please call Hidden Springs at 1-800-578-1913 ext.#3 and tell them you are from Parkshore to get the discounted rate.

We have had several new families move in so please let your new neighbors know about our website and upcoming events.

Frances Catanese

September 1, 2015 Board Meeting Minutes

Parkshore HOA Board Meeting minutes
September 1, 2015 7:15pm

Carol Conklin
Michael Peirce
Michael Henn
Frances Catanese
Amy Lloyd

Michael Henn noted that he will need to make several more welcome kits with all of the new home owners and homes for sale. The board discussed the need to reprint the directory and agreed that one reprinting per year would be done during annual dues/meeting time.

Discussion regarding several homes with improvements that have not been submitted to the Design board – Carol, as representative of both board and Design review board will send the list of currently approved projects to the Trustees. Board agreed to have the Management company send violation letters to any unapproved projects.

Discussion regarding the letter sent by a homeowner who recently received a violation letter regarding removal of his lamp post. Board reviewed the Declarations and Covenants and will have the Management company respond.

Michael Peirce distributed more mailbox stain kits and noted that many homeowners have sought stain. The board agreed to conduct the annual inspection of mailboxes and send letters to homeowners who need to repair, replace or paint their mailbox.

Michael Peirce noted that Specialty Gas House, (614) 261-0824 has parts and mantles for the gas lamps. He had a few homeowners ask for the contact. Board agreed to post their information to the website.

Board discussed need for Aqua Docs to treat the pond. All agreed this should be done and are pleased with the significant reduction in treatments needed due to the new filters.

Michael Henn noted that it was time to send a bid request for landscaping and would like the placement of mulch detailed better by the current provider. It was noted that one of the stone on the wall was slightly out of place. The board members agreed that we would address in the coming week.

Discussion regarding Management company and their recommendation to have a review done of the complete Declarations and Covenants by an attorney as they are now 20 years old and may have elements that could conflict with State or local laws. Board agreed and Frances will contact the two suggested attorneys provided by the Management Company.

There is still an issue with drainage at the entrance noted by Matt from Hidden Springs, who takes care of the sprinkler systems. He will check with Del-Co water if it is not dry in the next several days as there may be an issue they will need address.

No additional business was discussed and the meeting adjourned at 8:25pm.

Summer newsletter

Dear Parkshore Residents,
It is hard to believe we are almost half way through summer with the weather we have been having. I wanted to update everyone with some changes for the July 4th celebrations. The fireworks will not be held at the Alum Creek Lake and Dam area this year. The celebration will be held at Olentangy High School. This was decided by the Orange Township Trustees . There is a charge for this concert and fireworks display and tickets can be purchased online or through the township.

We recently had the stones washed and repainted at the entrances and replaced the lighting at the Lewis Center entrance. With the new efficient LED bulbs we will save approximately $800 in electric costs.

I would like to thank Jamie Stabl for planting the flowers at the Lewis Center entrance and Julie Guentag for planting flowers at the Spinnaker entrance. The flowers look great as you drive into either entrance. We thank them both for their time and effort to keep our neighborhood looking beautiful.
It is also that time of year to evaluate your mailbox. We have purchased stain and put together kits to make this process easy. You may contact any of the trustees to get stain.

The next Flamingo Friday will be held on Buckman Circle on July 10th
at 7pm we hope to see you there.

Frances Catanese

April 20, 2015 Board Meeting 7pm

Board meeting was attended by all Trustees:
Michael Peirce, Carol Conklin, Frances Catanese, Michael Henn and Amy Lloyd

Welcome Michael Henn to the board.
First order of business:
Entrance Lighting. Frances provide an update that the lighting replacement will be done by Dale Conklin and Jamie Stabl as soon as the weather holds for several days.

Pond Treatment for the summer: The addition of the aeration equipment installed last summer should reduce the amount of treatments needed. The decision was made not to renew the full contract with 12 treatments, but to have pay month-to-month and assess what will be needed.

Annual Dues: All but one homeowner has paid 2015 dues. The unpaid account already has a balance from previous non-payment. The board agreed to have the management company add this amount to the existing lien on the property, and send the homeowner an updated statement of the total outstanding balance.

Michael Henn will make more welcome kits as we have several homes for sale. He agreed to add a page with some helpful information for new homeowners such as; activities, approximate date of annual dues, and how to get mailbox staining kits.

Michael Peirce will make additional mailbox staining kits that can be obtained after May 1st, by contacting any board member. There are several mailboxes in need of staining and this kit is free to homeowners.

Reminder that the annual garage sale will take place May 1-2 from 10-2 each day. We share the cost of the advertising with The Shores.

Flamingo Fridays are back! Great time to get together with your neighbors. The board will provide a cool treat for the kids and cheese and crackers. You bring a chair, anything you would like to drink and join us at the cul-de-sac.
June 12 Westwick
July 10th Buckman
August 7th – Highgate

Final note: Michael Peirce discussed the concerns expresses by several homeowners that people with pets are not picking up after their pooches. Please make sure you bring bags when you walk your dog and as a courtesy remove your dogs waste. Additionally, dogs must be leashed when walking on any street for everyone’s protection. Please help us keep our neighborhood clean and safe for all.

No additional business. The meeting was adjourned at 8pm

Garage Sale

Dear Parkshore Residents
We will be participating with the Shores for the annual Spring Garage Sale which is scheduled for May 1 & 2. The Ad will be placed in the newspaper so just gather your items and let’s hope for good weather.

We will be purchasing paint kits for mailboxes they will be available after May 1. Please look and evaluate your mailbox and make the necessary repairs . Contact any trustee to pick up a paint kit.

As a reminder trash pickup is on Thursday which means trash is not to be placed at the curb until Wednesday evening and trash cans are to be brought back in after pick up.

We will be sending an additional email with our Flamingo Friday dates as the warmer weather is hopefully here to stay.

Parkshore Trustees

Payment Reminder

Dear Parkshore Residents please be advised we are approaching the payment due date of March 1 . Payments received after this date will incur the $25 late charge. If you have already paid we thank you for your payment.

Parkshore Trustees

Coyote Warning

Dear Parkshore Residents,
It has been brought to my attention that there were 3 coyotes on Waukeegan last night and another the previous evening. Those of us that have electric fences tend to just open our door to let our pets out. This could be very dangerous especially at night. Please keep a watchful eye on your pets at all times.

Regards ,


2015 Annual Meeting Minutes

2015 Parkshore HOA Annual Meeting – Saturday February 7, 2015 Orange Township Hall
Trustees in attendance
Carol Conklin
Dale Conklin
Frances Catanese
Michael Peirce
Amy Lloyd
Also in attendance : Steve Ginter – Treasurer

The meeting began at 10am and was attended by 8 homeowners in addition to the trustees.

Steve Ginter began by reviewing the financial report. The 2014 budget was able to cover the work on the retention pond, tree replacement and painting supplies in addition to regular maintenance without any increase in dues for 2015. Steve explained that the budget for 2015 projected a year-end balance about $3,000 lower than 2014 because of the expected expense from the electrical work that will need to be completed on the lighting at the entrance. Frances passed around the burnt electrical plugs that resulted from the aging wiring at the entrance. The wring and lighting at the entrance needs to be replaced as a safety hazard. The new lights will be LED and are expected to save money because of lower electrical usage and longer life of the bulb.

Dale covered the renewal of the landscaping bid. The company kept the cost the same as for 2014 making them the lowest cost provider.

A homeowner asked about paving on Waukegan. Frances recommended that homeowners contact the Orange Township Commissioners and file requests. She and Carol Conklin described how it took three years to get action on Buckman , which included taking pictures, going to township meetings and email and calls to the Commissioners.

Frances also contacted the township regarding the change in trash collection after several questions from homeowners. Rumpke will no longer offer separate pick-up of yard waste. It will be collected with regular trash and will not be recycled so there is no requirement to place it in the specific yard waste bags as of January 1, 2015.

One homeowner inquired about how to obtain additional recycling bins. These can be picked up at the township hall and are free. There is no limit and they now come with a lid. The old bins however, are not recyclable but can be dropped off there as trash.

Two homeowners complained about unsightly trash bins being left in front of their neighbor’s homes several days after collection. The trustees explained that trash bins must be put away within 24 hours of collection or a fine of $25 per day will be assessed. These types of violations can be submitted to any trustee via the Parkshore HOA website address who will contact the Management company for review and action.

Trustee Election
There were two positions up for election. Dale Conklin and Michel Peirce. Dale announced he would step down. Dale served on the board for several years and was actively involved in securing bids that helped significantly reduce costs in maintenance. The trustees would like to thank Dale for his many years of service.

Michael Peirce indicated his interested in staying on. A homeowner nominated Michael Peirce, the motion was seconded and a unanimous vote in favor was received. A request for any additional nominees to fill Dale’s position was made. A homeowner nominated Michael Henn, the motion was seconded and the vote was unanimous in favor of Michael Henn for the second seat. Welcome Michael Henn!

The floor was opened for questions and a homeowner indicated that she had discovered that in the wooded area behind Highgate/Waukegan she found a spot with extensive trash, bottles of alcohol and a chair. She said it looked like kids may be using it as a sport for drinking. We will alert the Sheriff.

She also indicated that a friend in another community down the road, warned her about magazine sales scams that were hitting several neighborhoods. She said to be on the lookout for door-to-door sales.

The HOA usually holds a wine party sometime in March or April and is still looking for a volunteer to host this event. All paper products are provided by the HOA and each person who comes brings an appetizer and beverage to share. If you are interested, please contact any trustee via the Parkshore website.

Michael Peirce shared that he is creating additional painting kits for mailboxes as nice weather will be coming soon. The winter takes a toll on mailboxes and it was observed that several are in need of repair and/or painting. The paint for mailboxes is a custom color and is supplied free of charge by the HOA. If you need a kit, please email one of the trustees. Painting and maintenance of the mailboxes is the responsibility of each homeowner.

Finally the board thanked Kathleen Peirce for the work she did to improve the Parkshore HOA website.

Meeting adjourned at 10:35 am.

Winter Newletter

Dear Parkshore Residents,
I believe winter has arrived and is here to stay for a while.
With the New Year upon us it is that time of year to send out the annual dues statements. Real Property Management will be mailing the statements out by February 1 with the payment due by March 1. Please pay by the due date to avoid the $25 late charge. The dues will remain the same $125.00 per house. We do anticipate some maintenance projects that need to be done but feel we have enough in the escrow so that we do not need to raise the dues to have them completed.

The annual meeting will be held on February 7th @10 am at the Orange Township Hall. There will be 2 trustee seats available for election . Mike Pierce is interested in remaining on the board and is up for re election and Dale Conklin is retiring from his position as Vice President . Please let a board member know by February 1 if you are interested in running for a seat.

I would like to thank Dale Conklin for his many years of service as Vice President . Dale has ably served the residents of Parkshore for several terms. Dale spearheaded the negotiation of favorable landscaping contracts that saved Parkshore residents thousands of dollars during his tenure. We thank Dale for all his efforts on our behalf.

We would like to continue the tradition of the HOA annual Wine tasting party if you would be interested in hosting this event please call Frances @ 740-816-1464 . The HOA will provide everything needed. We usually hold this event in February or March .

The new directories were mailed out before the holidays if you have not received one please let a trustee know.

We hope to see you at the February meeting.

Frances Catanese